MIT chip makes photos look better

Smartphone snapshots could be instantly converted into perfectly-lit professional-looking photographs, thanks to a processor chip developed at MIT.

Instagram tries to talk its way out of disaster

Following yesterday's outcry over Instagram's radical changes to its terms of service, the company's attempting to reassure users.

Instagram plans to sell your photos to advertisers

In an astonishing demonstration of nerve, Instagram has declared that from next January it has the right to use your name and photos for anything it likes - including selling them to third parties for use in ads.

Twitter adds photo filters in battle with Instagram

As promised, Twitter has added Instagram-style features to its service, allowing users to edit photos and apply filters.

Instagram disables Twitter photo integration

Facebook-owned Instagram has disabled a feature that allowed Twitter users to view full versions of photos on the social network. Without Twitter Cards, pictures now appear distorted or cropped.

Iron Man 3 releases the nano-bots

Marvel Studios has released a number of images teasing its upcoming super hero sequel.

Projecteo shines your Instagram pics on the wall

Projecteo is part projector and part Instagram hack.

Amazon’s Cloud Drive Photos goes live for Android

Amazon has rolled out a free Android app for its Cloud Drive Photos platform, making it easier for users to upload, store, share and browse photos from their phones and tablets.

Walking Dead photos get us ready for prison

AMC has released a bevy of photos taken from the upcoming third season of the zombie survivor drama.

Google buys Instagram rival Snapseed

Google is squaring up to Instagram with the acquisition of San Diego-based Nik Software, maker of the Snapseed photo-editing software.

Cloud Atlas photos make an impact

A number of cast photos for the Wachowskis’ new fantasy epic, Cloud Atlas have tipped up online.

Sexting common amongst US teens

Sending and receiving sexually explicit cellphone photos, or sexting, is widespread amongst US teenagers, a new study has found.

Facebook buys facial recognition company Face.com

After weeks of rumors, Facebook has acquired Israeli facial recognition company Face.com, in a move aimed at bolstering the company's mobile capabilities.

Discarded photos of Rasmussen expedition show pattern of glacier melt

Eighty-year-old photos discovered by chance in a Danish basement have thrown light on how Greenland glaciers are melting today.

Facebook launches Camera photo-sharing app

Life goes on, IPO or no IPO, and yesterday Facebook released a new Camera for iOS app that allows users to shoot, filter and share photos.

FTC urged to investigate Apple and Google over mobile privacy

Senator Charles E Schumer has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over allegations that iPhones and Android devices are allowing third party access to users' photos and address books.

Image matching software recognises photos, paintings, sketches

Carnegie Mellon researchers say they've created a computerized way of matching images in photos, paintings and sketches that's almost as good as the human eye.

Android add-on monitors eyewitness reports

With eye-witness reports and photos taking such a prominent part in the recent middle-Eastern uprisings, Duke University scientists have found a way to guarantee their authenticity.

Lytro's 'living pictures' camera to ship early next year

Lytro's released the amazing wide field camera we wrote about back in June, which allows photographers and viewers to refocus pictures after they've been taken.

Facebook optimizes privacy settings



Facebook has announced a number of "improvements" designed to make it easier for users of the popular social networking site to share posts, photos, tags and other content with a specified audience.